Black & White / 28 Jan - 4 Mar 2017

Private View: Thursday 26 Jan, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm

The colours black and white have played a significant role in art, architecture and design for centuries. This exhibition explores the role of black and white in contemporary ceramics, wood and jewellery.  It demonstrates their richness and subtlety, their power and purity, and the diverse ways in which artists use them.  It features the work of ceramists Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, Edmund de Waal and Bodil Manz, furniture makers Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley, and jewellery designer Wendy Ramshaw - artists for whom the expressive potential of black and white is fundamental.


Walking Tour: Join us in viewing works from Wendy Ramshaw CBE, Jewellery and Metalwork designer, and Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley, Furniture designers, with Matthew Winterbottom, Curator and Amanda Game, Independent Curator.

View works by Ramshaw from the Museum’s collection, followed by a walking tour to St John’s College and Christ Church Cathedral to see other works, ending at the Oxford Ceramics gallery for a private view of their exhibition and refreshments.

Saturday 18 February, 10.30am‒1pm, Gallery 21 (in Ashmolean) and Oxford Ceramic Gallery

£10/£8 (concessions) Places are limited to 20, so booking is essential via Ashmolean website.


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